This article post ‘The painful truth about age discrimination in tech’ left me a little confused. Am I still considered a developer or have I given up the mantle and considered a statistic.
Do I cut code? - yes but not as much as I would like and it is not the thing I do every day.
Is there age discrimination? If there is it not that explicit or something I have taken an offence at.
Do I agree that it is difficult to stay technical after 20+ years in the industry? Absolutely! By taking on other roles related to software development I have had the opportunity to have a much greater effect on a project.
Do I miss cutting code from dawn to dusk? Again Absolutely! I now do most of my coding from dusk until dawn.
Is this a problem? And if it is do I or anyone else have an answer?